I have shoulder surgery on Thursday. This is the second surgery I've had on my shoulder in 2 years. Everyone keeps saying, "Well, you've been through this before. You know what to expect, so it'll be better this time." Umm, yeah. Last time sucked big time. I never really recovered 100% and I felt like I spent two months on the couch drugged before I was capable of doing much of anything, including driving. I was stuck in the house until my dh got home from work, it was hard on the family, I felt gross, and even taking a shower was a chore
So I'm trying to figure out things that might make me mentally feel better, physically recover quicker (I'll be doing PT as soon as they allow me to and I've got approval for acupuncture which I didn't do last time) and just make things better for everyone in the family (I was tired and cranky from the drugs, and I could only rest of the couch in the living room because that was the only place my shoulder felt better.).
Any idea on how to combat all three of those issues?